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Distribution center inches closer to completion in Winnebago County

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A major development coming to Baxter Road is one step closer to a reality. 

Last week the Winnebago County Board approved a development agreement for a project named Quickstart. 

"This morning we got world the developer has a user, an employer that would go into  this particular area, so it's very exciting," says Board Chairman Frank Haney. 

While Haney says he'd defer naming the project until the developer does so, today during an interview regarding the Rockford Area Economic Council, Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara confirmed it's Berner Foods.  

Haney says the project will be a $25,000,000 and build a 675,000 square foot facility on Baxter Road.  Haney says the location, which is east of the Fed Ex site, is a great location near the airport and highway. 

"From a logistic standpoint the fact we're right in the middle of the United States, logistically we're very well positioned for things like this to happen in the years to come."

Haney says the groundbreaking could come as early as June 1st. 

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